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American University of Ras Al Khaimah
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Chief Strategy and Excellence Officer

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Job Purpose

 

The Chief Strategy and Excellence Officer is a chief adviser to the President on strategy and organizational agility. He/she manages the implementation of AURAK’s strategic plan by developing and coordinating the university’s institutional effectiveness system, facilitating organizational change, modeling and leading academic, operational and service excellence, managing institutional licensure projects and facilitating national and international accreditation efforts focused on objective, informed decision making and improvement of the operations of the institution. The post-holder administratively oversees the staff assigned to the Office for Institutional Strategy and Excellence and supervises a cadre of Institutional Effectiveness Coordinators.

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications and Education

 

Essential: Master’s degree in organizational/educational leadership, business administration, computer science, curriculum studies, testing and measurement, organizational change, operations research or quality management

 

Desirable: Earned doctorate in organizational/educational leadership, strategy, business management, computer science, curriculum studies, organizational change or quality management

 

Required Knowledge and Skills

 

  • Knowledge of: Board governance; local, national, regional and international academic and non-academic assessment; strategic planning; innovations and change in higher education; current and best practices in higher education leadership and operational management; program development and instructional theories; budget planning and development; international development; and project management

 

  • Planning, prioritizing, organizing, scheduling, event logistics, time management, flexibility, multitasking, communication, advocacy, negotiation, monitoring, analytical, evaluation, technologically savvy with SPSS/SAS and MS Office skills

 

Work Experience

 

  • At least 15 years’ work experience in educational or administrative operations with some experience in Westernized and Middle Eastern settings;
  • 5-7 years progressive experience in an academic and/or administrative leadership role in a medium to large sized public or private higher education institution;
  • 5-7 years’ expertise in strategic planning, outcomes assessment, change management and accreditation

 

Language Proficiency Required

 

  • Native Language Fluency in English
  • Advanced proficiency in speaking, reading and writing English required;
  • Basic/Intermediate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing Arabic is an asset